Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on running backs; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s receivers.
Jayden Comma, WR
Weight: 202 lbs.
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
High School: Roswell High School
How he got to College Park
Comma committed to Maryland in November of his senior season, just over a month after his official visit to College Park. He ultimately chose Maryland over Louisville and West Virginia, among other offers. He was one of four Maryland commits from Georgia and one of six receivers in the Class of 2017.
We keep using this clip here, but it really encapsulates the kind of player Maryland got in Comma and shows the kind of effort and dedication to run blocking that could make him a steady rotational player sooner rather than later. I promise, he does more than just pancake block defensive backs, but it’s just so fun to watch it happen over and over.
At 6’2, 202 pounds, Comma may have the most college-ready body of any of the incoming freshmen receivers. There should be plenty of opportunities for everybody to earn playing time at receiver, and with Walt Bell’s fast-paced offense, many receivers will have to rotate in and out over the course of the game. As long as Comma stays dedicated to blocking in the run game and avoids any huge gaffes in the passing game, there’s every reason to think that he’ll see rotational time this season.
Comma is on the field for the very first offensive play of the season in Austin. Bell calls a sweep for Ty Johnson to Comma’s side of the field. Comma perfectly seals off the linebacker, laying the hammer on the unsuspecting, would-be tackler and then stands over him flexing as Johnson trots into the end zone untouched. His stellar early season blocking catches the eye of the coaching staff and he sees significant playing time with the first group of receivers.
This receiver was committed elsewhere before ultimately choosing Maryland.
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